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While staying informed about the world around us can keep us connected and can offer helpful information, sometimes current events can come with a downside. The constant stream of media—especially regarding negative news—can affect mental health. For instance, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and mood changes can result from challenging current events. Stressful happenings in the world can have wide-ranging effects. A global pandemic, racial injustice, sexual harassment, gun violence, climate change, crimes, war, and natural disasters are just a few examples of what can be deeply concerning current events. There are helpful ways to manage mental health in the face of what may feel overwhelming or distressing. The articles below address issues of current events and mental health. Understanding the effects of what is happening in our world and knowing how we can handle them can help safeguard mental wellbeing.

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